Volunteers Safely Gather to Detect Invasive Species Across Wisconsin
Every summer water-lovers from across the state join forces to search for aquatic invasive species in Wisconsin’s rivers, streams, and lakes.
Snapshot Day—as this statewide scavenger hunt of sorts has been dubbed—has been a summer tradition for many folks for years. However, back in March, the question as to whether this important monitoring...
Creating the Wisconsin Water Agenda
This article originally appeared in the Summer 2020 WaterWays newsletter. Download a PDF of the full Newsletter.
A note from Mary Ellen Vollbrecht, Board Chair and Core Team member
I’ve spent my life working on—and playing in—Wisconsin’s waters. As a kid I routinely risked scolding for coming home soaking wet after playing in Fish Creek in Ozaukee County. The...
What Do iPhones and Cheese Curds Have in Common?
by Michael Tiboris, Clear Water Farms Director
A few years ago, I had the opportunity to talk at length with one of China’s leading environmentalists. He described his struggle with the Chinese government to control the staggering amount of industrial water pollution the country faces. He also noted that Chinese factories are actually...
GUEST BLOG: Take Action, High Capacity Wells in Wisconsin
Our friends at the Central Sands Water Action Coalition (CSWAC) continue to keep a close eye on high capacity well procedures that impact their waters.
In the last few months, the Wisconsin Attorney General and Department of Natural Resources have taken steps to return to a science-based review process for high capacity wells....
ACTION ALERT: Climate Change Task Force
Governor Evers’ Task Force on Climate Change is holding three virtual listening sessions on the evenings of July 7th, 9th, and 15th. We encourage you to watch the sessions, register to speak at a session and/or submit written comments. See the full details below on how you can participate.
About the Task Force on Climate Change
ACTION ALERT: Enbridge’s Line 5, Public Comment Needed
Wisconsin voices are needed. The Wisconsin DNR (WI DNR) recently held an online public hearing on the proposed reroute of Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline in Ashland, Bayfield, and Iron Counties.
Construction of the new segment would allow Enbridge to continue operating the hazardous liquid pipeline in environmentally sensitive areas including the Bad River, Lake...